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7/27/2017 1:23:31 PM
The fatal accident involving a ride at the Ohio State Fair has raised concerns about ride-safety at fairs across the nation. Officials at the Chautauqua County Fair are also concerned about safety, but indicate that a rigorous inspection of the rides was conducted before the mid-way opened on Monday. WDOE News reached out to Dave Wilson of the Chautauqua County Fair Board to get his reaction to th...read more
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2017-07-27 01:40
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a fire department in southern Erie County will be getting a large grant. The North Evans Fire Department will be receiving $184,000 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The North Evans Fire Department will be using the funding to purchase new self...read more
2017-07-27 01:35
Two people are facing charges after a domestic incident in Randolph in Cattaraugus County earlier this week.  Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call early Monday morning, charging 35-year-old Joshua Meacham of Randolph with menacing in the 2nd degree.  He allegedly raised a large bottle over his head and threatened an unidentified victim.  Deputies also charged ...read more
2017-07-27 01:10
A new attraction will be opening on Friday at Waldameer and Water World in Erie. After a cold and wet construction season, the amusement park has announced it will be opening the new, multi-million dollar family water attraction, The Battle of Lake Erie. The grand opening will take place at 3 pm on July 28. The multi-level water attraction features seven water slides, a giant 400 gallon tipping bu...read more
2017-07-27 07:48
Chautauqua County lawmakers have approved a measure giving the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance $100,000 to help cover expenses for weed management and shoreline maintenance this year. However, as part of the agreement, lawmakers unanimously required that no county funds could be used to pay for a recent, limited amount of herbicide use in Bemus Bay. The legislature approved the a...read more
2017-07-27 07:12
An Ohio man is facing weapons related charges after a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Route 394 in the town of North Harmony last Friday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies located the vehicle, driven by 32-year-old James Schmidt. He got out of the vehicle and fled on foot according to deputies. Schmidt was caught a short distance away and taken into custody. Deputies say he was found...read more
2017-07-27 06:46
One person is dead and three others are in critical condition as a deadly accident on a thrill ride on the first night of the Ohio State Fair in Columbus was caught on camera Wednesday.  Riders on the ride called the Fireball could be seen flying.  Governor John Kasich has ordered all rides at the State Fair to be shutdown pending inspection.  The fair will be open Thursday.  P...read more
2017-07-26 01:44
A Silver Creek senior was ticketed after a two-vehicle crash occurred in the village of Silver Creek this morning that sent one person to a local hospital. Chautauqua County County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash at the corner of Central Avenue and Hanover Street around 10:20 am. 87-year-old Robert Fisk was charged with failure to yield the right of way at an intersection after his vehic...read more
2017-07-26 01:13
A member of the County Legislature says he believes Cott Corporation's decision to sell Cott Beverages to Refresco could be a good thing for the local area. That's according to Legislator George Borrello, who is also a member of the Chautauqua County IDA Board of Directors. He has done some research into the sale that was announced on Tuesday and feels the move should help the local Cott plant in ...read more
2017-07-26 12:59
Chautauqua County lawmakers will take the final step to extend the County's 8 percent sales tax when they meet this evening in Mayville. The State Legislature approved the extender last month and the proposal returns to county legislators for their final vote.  Dunkirk area Legislator Kevin Muldowney says the proposed extension of the tax is for three-years... [audio:72617115622-Kevinextends...read more
2017-07-26 07:48
Work will continue on a health care replacement bill following Tuesday's tight vote in the U.S. Senate on a motion to keep the process going. Vice President Mike Pence was needed to cast the tie-breaker vote.  Senate Minority Leader Democrat Chuck Schumer was among the Democrats who condemned the move... [audio:7261764528-HealthCareTurnsMyStomach.MP3]Schumer-Turns my stomach[/audio]   ...read more
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